WHAT INSPIRES OUR MEMBERS?
The opportunity to leverage collective giving towards real community change.
Strong belief in the importance of helping youth during their developmental years.
To be part of a group that makes a massive impact on our community.
MEET THE MEMBERS OF
100 MEN OF DANE COUNTY
Regional Vice President
Scott decided to become a member to meet like-minded people and make a generosity impact in Dane County. He is incredibly active in the community with affiliations at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Cancer Society & LLS, Children’s Home Society South Dakota, Augustana University Sioux Falls, SD, Habitat for Humanity & Middleton Outreach Ministry. Colleagues would most likely describe Scott as loyal, committed, genuinely wants to help others. His personal motto is: Listen, Respect & Be Generous.
Mike has found himself really embracing the idea of creating a positive sizable impact in our community and having a voice in who receives the contributions as well as seeing it put in action. Colleagues would most likely describe Mike as being energetic, passionate, respectful, kind, intelligent, and fun. He loves spending time with his family and friends, playing numerous sports, and being out on the lake. Mike and his wife are active members of the community, contributing to St. Stephens Church and many other affiliations throughout the year.
Dave believes that it is our moral responsibility to care for the children of our community. That this organization was founded to directly provide support to the children of Dane County, by a group of men committed to the same purpose as his core beliefs, made the decision to join an easy one. Dave serves on the board for the McFarland Education Foundation and his family also is associated with Vision Trust International and World Vision. Hi motto is: Be kind. For everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
Vice President of Sales
Kyle became a member of 100 Men of Dane County because he wanted to do something that would have real impact locally. Another organization he is passionate about is Gilda's Club. Kyle loves spending time with his wife and daughters, playing guitar and singing in acoustic band Blue Spruce, playing golf, and boating at Lake Redstone. His personal motto is “Let's do this!” Flashing back to when Kyle was 10 years old, he wanted to be Bobby Orr when he grew up. Kyle’s colleagues would most likely describe him as high energy but keeping it light.
Gallant Knight Limousines
Larry has always liked to give back to the community and joining 100 Men of Dane County seemed like a great way to do that. His favorite pastimes are biking, watching Badger and Packer football, and traveling. Larry's colleagues would most likely describe him as hard-working. His personal motto is: Don't give up - don't ever give up.
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Senior Financial Advisor
The desire to support those organizations in the community that make Madison such a great place to live and work is what inspired Todd to join 100 Men of Dane County. He is also a Board member for the YMCA of Dane County. Todd is married with three children. His favorite activities include biking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. He also coaches basketball and hopes to have a positive impact in his player's lives.
Jamie has a heart for kids and loves his community. 100 Men of Dane County allows him to be a part of something where he can have a positive impact on both. He is also affiliated with The Salvation Army of Dane County and Blackhawk Church. Jamie like to stay active - golfing, basketball, hunting, and sports with his kids are some of his favorite activities. Most would describe him as a person who cares for others and is even-keeled and agreeable.
Scott’s inspiration for becoming a member of 100 Men of Dane County is twofold – he loves the idea of having a simple way to give to four organizations a year that will have a high impact on them. He also likes the idea of fellowshipping with other men and talking about philanthropy and what it means to be generous in giving. Scott enjoys most sports, but especially golf, tennis, skiing, and scuba diving. His favorite pastime of all is travel. Those who know Scott well would say that he is a fun, outgoing guy, who is very generous with his time and possessions.
Being able to have a huge impact in the community as a part of a larger community inspired Dave to become a member. His positive impact on the community is also shown in his involvement with Little John's, Boys and Girls Clubs, Madison Original's, and GMRC Madison. Dave loves spending time with his wife and three kids, cooking, biking, flying airplanes, and throwing pottery. His personal motto is “If you are able to help, help!” When Dave was little, he wanted to be a teacher when he grew up.
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Wealth Management Advisor
Terry's reasons for being a member are simple. First, to give back. Second, to meet similarly minded guys. So, to do so in a collective, organized manner is fantastic. Terry is married, with two daughters. Terry enjoys Badger sports, sports car racing, family time, music, and classic cars. Terry is an active member of the community, supporting various non-profits, including Friends of Wisconsin Public Television, United Way of Dane County, Madison Rotary Foundation, Edgewood High School, and Queen of Peace Parish.
Central Wealth Management
Founder & President
Eric decided to join 100 Men of Dane County because he thinks any organization that benefits children is an excellent cause. His colleagues would describe him as honest, ethical, compassionate and driven. Eric is married with three boys and favorite hobbies are water skiing hanging with his sons. He is an active member of the community and is also currently affiliated with American Family Children's Hospital. Eric’s personal motto is: “I believe if you do what's right for yourself and others it comes back to you tenfold.”
North Star Resource Group
Brian has been a Financial Advisor with North Star Resource Group since 1992. He has a strong belief in the importance of helping youth during their developmental years, which is why he decided to join 100 Men of Dane County. When he's not defending his current title belt for his Euchre Card Club (yes, he really does have a traveling title belt), Brian enjoys softball, Badger games, biking, travel, and time spent with his wife and two children. His involvement in the community also includes work with Unbound and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
UHP Home Warranty
The impressive progress made by the group in such a short amount of time, and the quality of men committed inspired James to become a member. James is also associated with School of the Sacred Heart and a Committee Member for Coaches vs. Cancer Wisconsin. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, golf, and Badger sporting events. Colleagues would most likely describe James as fair, honest, and open. His personal motto is: Get busy living, or get busy dying!
Clint's passions are amateur car racing events, cars, golf, hunting, baseball, trap shooting, and travel. When he was 10 years old, Clint had dreams of becoming a pro ball player. If Clint were to choose a personal motto, it would be: "Life is made up of 10% of what happens to you and 90% the way you react to it."
Vice President, Strategic Risk Advisor
Dale was inspired to join 100 Men of Dane County so that he could give back to the community, in an impactful way, making a difference. Married with two boys, his personal motto is, “Be kind, Be optimistic, Be grateful.” Dale enjoys running, boating, spending time outside and with family, and watching Badger sports. Dale’s involvement within the community also includes affiliations with the United Way, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and St. Francis Xavier Parish.
SVP, Business Banking
Matt was moved to join 100 Men because of the ability to give back to local-based organizations. He has a wife and two daughters. He enjoys spending time with them, hiking/biking and watching Minnesota sports teams (Skol Vikings!). His hidden talents include being a decent amateur woodworker, top-notch euchre player and a closet video game nerd. His motto is: Hard work beats talent went talent doesn't work hard. Matt’s colleagues would likely describe him as hardworking, loyal and empathetic.
Inspire People Impact Lives Podcast
Leader & Coach
Josh is inspired by people coming together to do great things. He says that being part of a group that is able to give a few hundred thousand dollars per year away to charities is a very noble and worthy thing that he can get behind. In addition to 100 Men of Dane County, Josh is affiliated with Alex's Lemonade Stand, Haha's HERO Foundation, and Selfless Ambition. Colleagues would describe him as being a leader, driven, an open-book, growth oriented, and having high integrity.
Joe became a member because he’s interested in the dynamics that affect the lives kids lead and the adults they grow up to be, so he loves the mission of supporting the orgs that make a positive difference in kids’ lives. Joe has raised a son and daughter with his partner, Teresa. His personal motto is: “Anything worth doing is worth doing right!” Joe enjoys live music, fishing, travel, good food, and disc golf. His colleagues would describe him as passionate, driven, and creative.
Cory really wanted to be part of something that could have more of a collective impact versus trying to do it individually, which is why he decided to become a member of 100 Men of Dane County. He is also a member of the Nelson Family Foundation. His personal motto is: "Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try." Co-workers would likely describe Cory as a glass half full type person, typically trying to make light of any situation. Someone who is motivated, never late and likes to be the life of the party.
Functional Integrated Training, LLC
Jared is passionate about the younger generations in the Greater Madison Area, and providing an opportunity to use athletics and fitness as a means to a better future. Being involved in a charity group focused on providing for our youth organizations in Dane County only seemed logical. Jared is married with twin daughters. Jared's personal motto is: "Evolution is a must for success."
Matt has lived in Sun Prairie his whole life and after he graduated college and moved back to the area he was looking for a way to give back to the community. When another member told him about 100 Men of Dane County, he thought this was the perfect way to help give back, so he decided to jump right in and become a member. Matt is an active member of the community and is also involved with other local nonprofits such as Sunshine Place, Younglife, YMCA. Co-workers would likely describe Matt as being helpful and caring, always trying to help out any way he can.
Paul Davis South Central Wisconsin
Business Development Manager
Scott was inspired to join 100 Men of Dane County because he was interested in finding new ways to help our community. Scott is also involved with PFFW, UW Burn Center, Peyton's Smile, and Sundara Breast Cancer Recovery. His personal motto is "Everything happens for a reason." Scott's favorite activities are golf, cooking, watching his son play hockey and his daughter ride horses. Colleagues would most likely describe him as "The Fun Guy" his job allows him to build relationships with people every day by doing activities that people like to do.
NET Financial Consultants
Kevin believes impact that this group can have in our community is nothing short of amazing. On our own we are concerned and caring members of our community, but together we can provide funding solutions to the programs that are helping our kids to succeed! Other community organizations he is involved with include Blessed Sacrament Parish and the Madison Diocese and The Road Home Dane County. Kevin’s personal motto is, “There is ALWAYS a way around any obstacle!” Outside of work his time is spent with family and friends, helping others who need a hand or push in the right direction, and enjoying all the outdoor activities available in our community.
Property Loss Specialist, LLC
Jeff enjoyed the idea of a larger group impacting smaller groups that help those in our community. Jeff is an active member of the community, affiliated with various non-profits such as UW Burn Center, PFFWC, NINA. His personal motto is: “Put others before yourself.” His favorite leisure activities are golf, water sports, skiing, traveling and watching college basketball. Colleagues would likely describe Jeff as an honest person who takes care of those who work hard and is a self-made man that works to do his best for his family and strives to learn more daily.
West Prairie Dental
Dentist & Owner
Mark was inspired to become a member because he loves the idea of being a part of significant giving to local impactful causes. He is also affiliated with Rotary and he is on the Advisory Board of the Northeast YMCA. Mark loves coaching his kids in various sports, watching the Badgers, Packers, Bucks, and Brewers, playing golf and basketball. His personal motto is: “Work hard, play hard and enjoy life!” Collogues would most likely describe Mark as fun loving and hard working.
Canopy Wealth Management
Wealth Management Advisor
Steve wants to give back in an intentional, impactful way, which is why he joined 100 Men of Dane County. He is of high integrity, is hardworking, and has great attention to detail. Steve enjoys playing guitar, brewing beer, and playing hockey. He is active in the community, with involvement in Fetch WI Animal Rescue, Alex's Lemonade Stand (Childhood Cancer), Alzheimer's Association, Madison Homebrewer's and Taster's Guide.
Blue Plate Catering
David was introduced to the group by another member and has a true desire to give back. David is also involved with Redeemer City Church in Fitchburg. He and his wife are adopting a beautiful baby boy.
David enjoys singing and dancing and was in multiple performing groups in college (he met his wife in the Wisconsin Singers). David’s personal motto is: “Try it. If you don’t like it, that’s okay. But try it.” His peers would likely describe him as passionate, stubborn, and generous.
Co-Founder & CEO
Jason was drawn to the mission of the group as he was looking for a way to help make a difference in our community. He is also affiliated with Second Harvest Food Bank (volunteer), Forward 4 Families (volunteer & sponsor), The Road Home (volunteer), and Porchlight - Emergency Men's Shelter. Jason enjoys family day-hiking with his wife and two daughters, drawing, and working with his wife in the yard. His personal motto is the Golden Rule - treat others as you would like to be treated. Collegues would most likely describe Jason as someone who listens more than they talk, pretty laid-back.
Canopy Wealth Management
Wealth Management Advisor
Eric decided to be a member of 100 Men of Dane County because he loves the idea of having a large local impact. He has a wife and two children. Eric's personal motto is: "Work hard, play hard." When Eric was 10 years old, he wanted to be an astronomer when he grew up. In his down time, Eric enjoys golf, racquetball, and watching the Badgers and Packers. Other non-profits that he is affiliated with are Gilda's Club and Middleton Outreach Ministry.
Partner, Director of Sales
Brad became a member of 100 Men of Dane County because he wanted to do his small part to make Dane County a better place to live for everyone. Brad’s personal motto is: “Keep it simple and have fun.” He enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, traveling, golfing, and watching college football and the Milwaukee Bucks. If Brad’s colleagues had to use one word to describe him, it would probably be: competitive.
Lake Stone Properties
Commercial Leasing & Sales
Brett's inspiration for becoming a member is his desire to give back to the community and be part of something that makes a difference. In the summer Brett enjoys wake boarding, wake surfing, volleyball, golf, and anything outside. During winter he enjoys snowboarding, snowmobiling, and sledding with his wife and two daughters. His personal motto is: "Be humble and kind." Being an active member of the community, Brett is also involved with McFarland Lions Club and McFarland Education Foundation.
Geoffrey joined 100 Men of Dane County to be a part of something that collectively is bigger than anything he could do on his own. His personal motto is: “Always leave the campground cleaner than you found it.” Co-workers would likely describe Geoffrey as hard working, caring, and happy. An active member of the community, Geoffrey is also affiliated with AHA, Komen, Carbone, Garding, CvsC, Agrace, AFCH, CATCH, BGC, Gilda's Club, BBBS, Gigi's Playhouse, Reach a child, Heartland Farm, First Tee, and Hope House.
EXIT Realty HGM
John feels that it is great to be able to be a part of something that gives large donations to local charities that are creating value right here in Madison. He has a wife and two children and believes in being open, honest, and transparent. A talent that many people may not know about John is that he is a musician - singer and songwriter. He also enjoys kite surfing, golfing, playing music, and fishing. In addition to being a member of 100 Men of Dane County, John is involved with the Red Cross, Boys & Girls Club, and Sunshine Place.
Zermatt Investors, LLC
Jay was inspired by the great work being done by 100 Men right here in our community to support the needs of kids and their families. In addition to being engaged in the non-profit community, he is also very involved in the "start-up" community in Madison. Jay is married with three adult children and loves any hobbies that involve being active. His personal motto is: “A life spent helping others is a life filled with purpose.” Jay’s colleagues would most likely describe him as easy going, organized, dependable, helpful, and optimistic.
Head of Growth & Innovation
A friend of Blake’s introduced him to the organization. He was inspired to become a member to give back to the community. Other local non-profits he supports include the Children’s Hospital and Big Brothers and Sisters of Dane County. A few of Blake’s favorite personal mottos are: “Don’t let best get in the way of better.” “Shift your thinking from ‘no because’ to ‘yes if.’” His favorite activities are watching the Green Bay Packers and college football, playing soccer, downhill skiing, woodworking, and boating. Colleagues would likely describe Blake as strategic, innovative, creative, persuasive, respectful, and a thoughtful leader.
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Tim was looking for a grass roots way to help support the community and at the same time connect with people in our community have that same passion when he decided to become a member. He has a wife and three sons and loves all things sports - golf, any Badger event, but Basketball and Football especially, and has been a Packers shareholder for 20+ years! Tim is an involved member of the community, working with YMCA of Dane County, Rotary Club of Madison (Downtown Rotary), and Coaches vs Cancer Wisconsin.
Carl became a member because he wants to make a difference for children in need. He finds 100 Men of Dane County to be a worthy cause that is grass roots impactful. He is also involved with various charities through the United Way in Lake County Illinois and company local community service projects. Carl's personal motto is "Get it done now." His colleagues would most likely describe him as organized, optimistic, detailed, and friendly.
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Senior Vice President
Chris was inspired to become a member of 100 Men of Dane County because he saw it as a great and impactful way to help the community with like-minded professionals. Chris and his wife have a young son and as a couple are affiliated with several non-profits in the community. His personal motto is: “Don’t just want, ask yourself what you have to do to get what you want.” If a colleague were asked to describe Chris, they would likely say he is honest, fun, and an open book.
UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Branch Manager, Director
Bob was inspired to become a member of 100 Men of Dane County when a co-worker told him about the cause. He is also affiliated with Ravinia festival in Highland Park, Illinois. Bob’s personal motto is: “Believe and achieve.” Some things that most people don’t know about him is that he owned a nightclub and played the clarinet. Bob enjoys tennis, skiing, and Texas Hold‘em. His colleagues would likely describe him as outgoing and creative.
Mike had heard about a similar organization to 100 Men of Dane County that women had organized, so when this group was brought up to him by another member, it was a no-brainer. His family consists of his wife and three children and his favorite hobbies are golf, music, fishing, and traveling. Mike’s personal motto is: “Everyone needs ‘team’ in their life.” Colleagues would describe Mike as energetic, passionate, and a good communicator. When he was 10 years old, Mike aspired to be The President of the United States when he grew up.
Huron Consulting Group
Bret was inspired to join by the Idea of multiplying the impact of his giving by 100x and the ease of giving. He is also the current board president of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and is involved with Shepherd Lutheran. Brett’s personal motto is: “Life Wholeheartedly Never Stop Learning.” He enjoys pheasant hunting, fly fishing, skiing, camping with his family, windsurfing, woodworking, and competing in races. When Bret was 10 years old, he wanted to be something in business like his Dad, who later went on to become VP of a large education and agriculture products company. He tried to mirror his attitude and work ethic.
Walkner Condon Financial Advisors
Co-Owner & Financial Advisor